Food maker recruiting 50 more staff

November 04 2017
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FOOD producer Charlie Bigham’s is to create a further 50 jobs this winter following the opening of its Food Production Campus in the Dulcote Quarry site, near Wells.

Bigham’s has transformed the disused quarry into a thriving food production site that already employs more than 120 people. Following a successful first few months, the brand is looking for a further 50 people to join its team in January as it increases output by adding more dishes to its repertoire in the West.

Bigham’s is looking specifically for people to join its late shifts, which begin at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, and it has partnered with local company P & V Minibuses to offer employees free transport to and from work in order to make it easier for those working these shift patterns.

Head of people Lauri Duncan said: “Our first few months in the West have been incredibly successful and the progress we’ve made so far has been fantastic.

“We will be launching more dishes from our West kitchen in the new year so we need to recruit around 50 people to join our team in January, which is really exciting.
“The standard of applicants in the West has been extremely high and we are really pleased with the team that we have created at our new kitchen.

“People are embracing life at Bigham’s and we can see this in the quality of the food being made. We’re sure we’ll get applications from more great people looking to join our team again this time.

“However, we know that the site isn’t the easiest to get to, especially at certain times of the day, so we have partnered with P & V Minibuses to make sure people can get to and from work easily.”

Peter Combat, founder of P & V, says he is more than happy for P & V to help.

He said: “We think it’s great that Bigham’s is creating more jobs in Wells and when they came to us asking about a potential partnership to help get their employees to and from work, we were delighted to be able to help.

“It’s extremely important that local people can get home quickly, easily and safely so I’m sure this will be the start of a long and happy partnership.”

People interested in working for Bigham’s, or who want to find out more, can head to www.bighams.com/join-us, email careers@bighams.com or call 0208 453 9894.